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Naseby (nāzˈbē) [key], village, Northamptonshire, central England, near Northampton. Nearby, on June 14, 1645, the parliamentarians under Sir Thomas Fairfax of Cameron and Oliver Cromwell defeated the royalists under Charles I and Prince Rupert in a decisive battle of the English civil war.

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